I have been looking for an Ikat rug as these are really popular now. I was really pleased with the color. This rug though is hooked, not tufted. I can tell that some of the strings will pull out over time, but I will just cut them. It's not super duper plush, so get a pad if yo want a really soft rug. But for the price, this was one of the nicest Ikat rugs that I could find, and I am really happy with my purchase. Best of all, no shedding.